Interviewing Deb Gorman, Author
Q1. Tell me about yourself.
A. I live in the PNW and have all my life. In fact, I live in my hometown. The only time I've lived anywhere else was when I lived in the LA area for approximately 8 years. Went to college, married the first time, and started a family. Moved back home in 1980, just in time for Mt. St. Helens to burp. Remarried in 1988. We live on top of a hill with a beautiful view of the town and surrounding foothills. Our German shepherd, Hoka, is our supervisor. You can see pictures of her on my website.
Q2.What are your favorite books to read?
A. I've loved reading a variety of genres, starting with Nancy Drew mysteries when I was eight, graduating to just about everything Agatha Christie wrote. I also love espionage, especially Jack Higgins and Joel Rosenberg. Presently, I'm devouring anything Charles Martin writes. I've also read James L. Rubart and Dan Walsh, Francine Rivers, James Scott Bell (both his superb craft books and his fiction), Randy Alcorn, Tosca Lee, and Ted Dekker.
Q 3. When did you decide you were going to write a book?
A. In 2015. I'd written a play that was produced in 2013, decided to make it a novel, and started working on it. Then, laid it aside and started working on a creative non-fiction book entitled Who Are These People? That led to hooking up with my fabulous editor, Dori Harrell, which led to two more books written in the same style...Who Are These People, Book Two, and Leaving Your Lover.
Q4. How did you come up with the name of your book?
A. Because I wanted to know who those people were. 😉 I wrote, in all three books, about biblical characters, some lesser-known, some well-known. I wanted to know why they did what they did. Curiosity, I guess. I studied what the Bible had to say about them, made up creative backstories to flesh them out a bit for myself and the reader, then applied what happened to them to myself, and hopefully, the reader. It was great fun!
Q5. What are you working on for 2021?
A. I'm working on two novels (my first), with more started and waiting in the wings.
Q6. How long have you been writing?
A. Seriously, since I hired my editor, in 2015. Before that, I was a storyteller but rarely wrote anything down. When my children were young, I could come up with a tale to tell them at the drop of a hat.
Q7.What advice would you give other authors?
A. Learn. Write. Learn. Read. Learn. Treat it as a business...the best one in the world. Learn. Connect with other authors. Help other authors. Write...don't stop. Learn. Read, read, read. Don't let anyone tell you to "do something else". Keep writing, keep reading, keep learning.
Q8. Where can people find you online?
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Q9. What is your favorite coffee drink?
A. Coffee with just a splash of half and half, no sweetener added.
Q10. What is your favorite coffee shop?
A. My kitchen.
Q11. Do you plan on making a new book in the future?
A. Absolutely! Stay tuned. The first title is The Master's Inn, the second is No Tomorrows. You can find a short synopsis of both on my website under the tab In The News.
Q12. How many books have you written?
Q13. Did you go to college to be a writer?
A. Nope. I was a vocal music performance major in college. I did use that training, sang for years, but a few years back I experienced two serious ear/sinus infections and now I can't hear well enough to sing. So, I turned my artistic bent to making up stories and lying for a living. Don't need ears for that. Ha!
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